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Highest Paying Cities for Biological Technicians

The top 100 highest paying cities for biological technicians (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of biological technicians in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $80,310, Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin is the highest paying city for biological technicians. It is followed by San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California (average annual salary $61,640). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of biological technicians in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Biological Technicians

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$80,310
100
2 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$61,640
1,660
3 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$57,360
3,720
4 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$56,370
960
5 Peoria, Illinois
$55,360
70
6 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$53,220
340
7 Salinas, California
$52,740
50
8 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$51,660
950
9 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$51,610
2,060
10 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$51,400
870
11 Salt Lake City, Utah
$51,200
360
12 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$50,560
420
13 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$50,350
1,210
14 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$50,190
40
15 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$50,120
2,630
16 Boulder, Colorado
$49,970
160
17 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$49,550
4,200
18 Dayton, Ohio
$49,530
150
19 Wilmington, New Jersey
$49,510
100
20 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$49,440
n/a
21 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$49,420
730
22 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$49,420
4,670
23 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$48,830
1,050
24 Framingham, Massachusetts
$48,660
220
25 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$48,580
140
26 Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, Maine
$48,510
140
27 Auburn-Opelika, Alabama
$48,300
50
28 Barnstable Town, Massachusetts
$48,120
90
29 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$47,920
2,610
30 Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska
$47,640
70
31 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$47,130
60
32 Duluth, Wisconsin
$47,100
60
33 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$46,890
560
34 State College, Pennsylvania
$46,750
40
35 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$46,730
2,500
36 Ames, Iowa
$46,700
290
37 Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Florida
$46,640
100
38 Stockton, California
$46,190
40
39 South Georgia nonmetropolitan area, Georgia
$46,050
40
40 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$46,040
170
41 Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area, Mississippi
$45,830
120
42 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$45,750
2,180
43 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$45,590
2,720
44 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$45,420
2,870
45 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$45,120
520
46 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$44,810
120
47 Rocky Mount, North Carolina
$44,540
30
48 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$44,470
1,450
49 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$44,460
390
50 Albuquerque, New Mexico
$44,450
190
51 Sioux Falls, South Dakota
$44,410
30
52 Manhattan, Kansas
$44,400
50
53 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$44,300
310
54 Bloomington, Indiana
$44,250
50
55 Bremerton-Silverdale, Washington
$44,070
30
56 Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area, Georgia
$44,060
60
57 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$43,990
n/a
58 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$43,590
70
59 Lafayette, Indiana
$43,490
160
60 Norwich-New London, Rhode Island
$43,490
n/a
61 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$43,440
610
62 Ithaca, New York
$43,430
230
63 Madison, Wisconsin
$43,410
370
64 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$43,340
940
65 Reno-Sparks, Nevada
$43,330
190
66 Camden, New Jersey
$43,260
70
67 Fargo, North Dakota
$43,230
60
68 Tacoma, Washington
$42,790
70
69 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$42,780
140
70 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$42,740
1,810
71 Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area, Minnesota
$42,730
30
72 Worcester, Massachusetts
$42,730
340
73 Baton Rouge, Louisiana
$42,690
50
74 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$42,690
1,740
75 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$42,540
820
76 Rochester-Dover, New Hampshire
$42,400
40
77 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$42,390
280
78 Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area, Missouri
$42,370
n/a
79 Fairbanks, Alaska
$42,310
70
80 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$42,260
1,800
81 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$41,980
1,200
82 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
$41,940
820
83 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$41,810
910
84 Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, South Carolina
$41,800
60
85 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$41,720
160
86 Knoxville, Tennessee
$41,600
120
87 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$41,560
140
88 East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$41,560
50
89 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tennessee
$41,550
120
90 Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
$41,300
80
91 Burlington-South Burlington, Vermont
$41,240
60
92 Kansas City, Missouri
$41,090
860
93 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$41,050
110
94 Port St Lucie, Florida
$40,890
140
95 Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$40,800
110
96 Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, Virginia
$40,300
100
97 Amarillo, Texas
$40,240
120
98 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$40,130
680
99 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$40,110
100
100 Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area, Michigan
$40,040
80
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